Assumptions would tell me that many people on this site are active seekers of the truth – not only when it relates to spirituality, but also political happenings and the like.
As someone who was roped into the "New World Order" theories, I have to relate what I’ve found through my encounter with these methodologies of perception – anything that involves the "they" mindset (in other words, blaming another group by use of blanket statements and ‘dot-connecting’ logic) is something to be avoided.
When you start to get into the way of "they" thinking, you are effectively denying your own responsibility in world events. While it may be hard to see, I trust the majority of users on this site (if not all) have a fostering global consciousness that allows their own I to relate to their cultural and environmental contexts.
In short, when you deny your responsibility in a happening, you acknowledge that you had no power in its occurrence – and subsequently, no power in further outcomes, either.
The solution then is a "we" mindset. The age of information is also the age of widespread confusion, and as a seeker the task of sorting the good info from the bad is pretty daunting – and if you’re not careful, you’ll end up believing the world is run by snake men. (lulz.) Seems ridiculous at first, but the more you "connect the dots" the more things start to take the liberty of invented truth.
Anyway, my advice would be to maintain a strict "we" association with all world events, and to recognize you own ability to CHANGE the course of history by LIVING the life you wish to live – in resonance with universal love, harmony, and cooperation between brother and sisters in this universal intelligence (God.)
Good luck in changing the world :]
Thank you for this post- the majority of the points you raised are important and need to be given voice for the sake of everyone (oftentimes even people posting on HE).
The delusion of false dilemma is well-entrenched. How do you personally attempt to bring about its erasure?
Totally transparent government, is, IMO, the solution. Instead of regulatory bodies that post thousand page reports in language no one in the public could even begin to understand, the use of something like a “federal blog” would be sufficient. For instance – aspartame, an artificial sweetener, is also a neurotoxin! Yet, as I am all for small government and big individual liberty, rather than make the product illegal, thoroughly EDUCATE the public about it’s dangers. If no one buys it, no one makes it.
All other negative products and practices could be phased out like this, at least to my reasoning.
Snake ppl! lol it gets out there doesn’t it, some of it’s interesting stuff, and some of it is just too much. Although things like the bohemian club, bilderburg group, the masons and illuminati truly do freak me out and will always be ‘they’ to me. … you have a great point here, but how do you get to ‘we’ and when there is one, there will still be a ‘them’ so ‘us’ vs ‘them’ would transpire…
Putting all those groups aside, I’d like to defend my point with a diff ‘they’.. Look at enterprise, and the American structure as a whole, where our business model and mainly corporations, are going to be ‘they’, add China’s business to the mix for fun. The model is designed for profit, maximum profit for that matter, and it’s purpose, is growth, for additional maximized profit.. “Growth for profit”.. It is an absolutely dominant force on this planet, where materials, nature, and people are exploited for profit. This will always be ‘they’ to me… You don’t have to exploit to succeed.. and I don’t see ‘them’ changing ‘their’ system until it’s no longer sustainable. So that’s were the ‘we’ would come in. But how do ‘we’ do it?? ‘We’ can either begin now, or ‘we’ can wait until ‘they’ can no longer sustain the current path.. And I doubt ‘they’ will be the ones struggling to figure it out because their life went upside down. It’s going to happen in this century, huge populations, no more oil, water is disappearing, hotter planet.. It’s pretty serious stuff and I hope ‘we’ take action so ‘they’ stop worrying about the money in the bank and bring it to the table for solutions.. but I argue ‘they’ have ALL the money, and almost all the power.. What can I do about it…..?? If I had the money I would do something, I don’t know how to solve the problem w/o capital.. what else can I to do about ‘them’…
I’m afraid that I am somewhat in disagreement. Apparent transparency oftentimes belies surreptitious motive. If I were a (hypothetical) man with incredibly deep pockets, whose continued profiting off of the consumerist system as it is helped to fund our national dog and pony show, I would see real promise in your suggestion.
It seems that education, possibly the most abhorrent word to contemporary Man, enough to transcend conventional education is the first step. ἀνάρχη is the ultimate freedom. ‘They’ just are as important to the equation as ‘we.’ One to the exclusion of the other is ludicrous.
To the above poster: your argument of my point is devoid of argumentative content; that there are real problems ahead does not contest that most today operate under the delusion (or fallacy) of a false dilemma.
Let me unpack the terms for you. Change comes about only through due process of the state, or so goes premise 1. Political action, in the mainstream, is divided binarily: conservative or liberal, democrat or republican, and so on. Thus, hope for future salvation lies in the individual throwing his lot in with one of these groups. This is the delusion to which I referred.
Money rules the world
Oil will be gone in 40 years.. pessimists argue 10 to 20, optimists argue 30-40.. So I’m on the high side
The planet is getting hotter, currents are shifting, and ice is melting faster than the ANY of the predictions… no big deal?? It can cause an ice age..
The U.S. supplies much of the populations water from glacial runoff that is located in the Midwest and it will be dry in 50 years.. And it’s not exactly easy to turn ocean water in to drinkable water, and if it is, we can’t do on a significant scale.
The population is what.. 7 billion?? It’s projected to be over 15 billion in 80 years.. well after oil is gone, and water is rare..
So my whole point was ‘they’ need to come off ‘their’ money AND START ADDRESSING THESE THINGS!!!!!!!
Gee, but will there be time for revolution between Wife Swap and America’s Next Top Model?
The statement was meant to illustrate the reluctance of common people to acknowledge that there is a problem, or acknowledge that it is the collective of individuals (we) who are responsible for pulling the plug on a life-support system geared toward (though perhaps not initially designed for) the perpetuation of an economic system that promotes profit for some through non-sustainable consumption by all.
Facts alone do not spawn revolutionary change. This was the message.
Someone in my position can do only so much: avoid participation in the market economy wherever possible/become more self-sufficient, seek cultural cohesion and the discussion of the non-illusory problems that face us in order to find and eventually bring about novel/proactive solutions per the emergence of a non-partisan ‘we.’
I think they would tho IF the facts were actually meanful! I completely understand what your saying and it’s totally disturbing to me that we would rather politicize a birth certificate than educate people about something that is actually going to affect their life!
Meanwhile there are mass graves built outside of Atlanta, FOR WHAT!?!?!? …. seriously disturbing to me… but screw it, let’s watch Donald trump talk about the birth certificate, and the other side go on and on about what a joke he is… SICK!
This turned into an interesting discussion :) I’m with you Matt P–I want to burn all the money in the world!! Facts alone won’t spawn a revolutionary change–but it could help light a little fire under everyone’s ass. The vast majority of people have no idea what is going on with the corporations, etc. The system is set up very well having everyone too busy chasing their tails to notice what’s going on. Not to mention the system is set up to destroy anything that goes against it. I don’t know what’s going to happen-and it is scary. What can we do? My family & I are getting emergency kits set up in our basement, and in our outdoor shed in the event we are forced to hide, or take off. I also plan on educating ourselves on how to survive in the wild-I think that’d be good for everyone to know. In terms of changing the world-I really don’t know. The people that are chasing their tails, “us” or “we” :) are the one’s upholding the corporations. I think we need to somehow convince each other that we can survive without money…start little communities that are self-sufficient, and hopefully they spread.. If you’re new to the site, you’d like this discussion…
Scary stuff… I still think that if news actually pointed out serious fact like “the oil will be gone soon!” Ppl might actually start doing things, I really believe to many ppl don’t know the serious problems, and get caught in random, ridiculous hype that comes on the news (‘birther’ BS for example).. I haven’t done anything because I just don’t
know what to do… I guess I should be more like you and start stocking up!
And thanks for the link.. i don’t have it in me to watch a 2 1/2 hour film tonight but i’ll def check it tom.. appreciated
Well, there’s a lot of animosity towards the market system of consumerism – and rightfully so, it totally has some serious drawbacks. But IMO everything that happens on this planet is a result of divine drive. The philosophy of consumerism was born out of the industrial revolution – though it is not SYNONYMOUS w/ industry. In my mind, i believe that consumerism was a fundamental stepping stone on the way to the next part of the evolution of human sociology. Because of all the technological advancement that was allowed under consumerism, we are now in an age in which world wide, global communication in ONE LANGUAGE is possible. That’s something that has never happened before in the history of all of mankind.
Familiar with the social contract theory? It is one of the main points of Enlightenment philosophy that America was founded upon – and it states very clearly, – individuals are the ultimate source of power in society. I outlined this in a post on my blog here – http://sentinelnews.us/utopia/
What I mean to get at is that all power structures ultimately rely on the MASSES to stay in power. The “consent of the governed”
As far as stocking up survival supplies, I can’t say I’m about to do that :p There plenty of ways to defame and fight the market system that are killing our planet – first and foremost beginning with EDUCATING YOURSELF! Visit http://mercola.com to find out how to life a live that will leave you with ZERO cancer and degenerative illness risk – and support sustainable practices in your everyday life by buying organic foods and meats :]
If you tell two people, who tell two people, who tell two people – by the end of the month, everyone in the world will know. The power of words :]
Anyway, keep your heads up folks, the divine breeze is behind our sails :]
I like the way you think Walker.. I can’t help but be a pessimest for the planet tho, and I tend to lean toward anarchy instead of unity when people can’t get what they need…. maybe your right tho I mean the only reason we still use oil is because the oil companis lobby to keep it that way.. They have designed alternative systems decades ago. Car companies can switch at any time as well.. So maybe everything will be fine.. Still leaves the problem of water, mass population, and a warming planet.. I like the divine breeze comment lol